The Romance of a #Lighthouse #Wedding

Have you ever been to a wedding at a lighthouse?

Here are some fun ideas—

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Let them eat cake

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The happily-ever-after begins

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Gone from My Sight

While writing Falling for the Single Dad, this poem by Henry Van Dyke was especially poignant to me when my father passed.

Gone From My Sight

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship, at my side,
spreads her white sails to the moving breeze and starts
for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck
of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then, someone at my side says, “There, she is gone.”gone1

Gone where?

Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast, hull and spar as she was when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me — not in her.

And, just at the moment when someone says, “There, she is gone,” there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voicesship
ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

And that is dying…

Behind the Scene #Photos from Falling for the Single Dad

Real-life places on the Eastern Shore of Virginia which inspired fictional Kiptohanock in Falling for the Single Dad

  1. Fictional Sandpiper Cafe

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2. Island House Restaurant—Sweet tea, anyone?

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Watching the boats dock

3. Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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Future Scientists

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Where in the world is VIMS?

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4. Wachapreague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival—just in case you missed the real deal—

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inspiration for The Spider

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Cute Kids Contest aka Izzie and Max win

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My favorite ride—the Ferris Wheel

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For more behind the scene photos, visit Falling for the Single Dad on Pinterest.

Sea Turtle T-shirts

Just for fun—brought to you by Caroline Duer’s t-shirt collection in Falling for the Single Dad

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Cute and sassy

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Honu—sea turtle in Hawaiian

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Ain’t that the truth?

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Don’t you?

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Beach couture at its finest

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Love the anchors

For more behind the scene photos, visit Falling for the Single Dad on Pinterest.

I Love Sea Turtles

One of God’s most amazing creations—

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Leatherback Sea Turtle

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle

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Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

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On the beach

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Protective cage for the eggs

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Turtle Rehab

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Stranded turtle release

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Hatching

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Emerging Baby Turtle

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Race to the Sea

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Turtle Tracks

For more turtle photos, visit Falling for the Single Dad on Pinterest.